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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Alan Sheehan (12')
  • Danny Hylton (22', 35' PEN)
  • Joss Labadie (55')

Danny Hylton helps Luton to victory

A first-half double from striker Danny Hylton helped Luton to a 3-1 win over Newport at Kenilworth Road.
The hosts took the lead after 12 minutes when Alan Sheehan's 40-yard free-kick appeared to fly straight in.
Harry Cornick was denied a second by a fine Joe Day save, before Luton made it 2-0 after 22 minutes - Hylton cleverly converting James Collins' low cross from close range.
Hylton then made it 3-0 from the penalty spot after 35 minutes when Glen Rea was hauled back in the area, while Jack Stacey almost had a fourth, his low shot cannoning back off a post.
In the second half, Cornick was off target before Newport pulled one back in the 55th minute as Joss Labadie tucked home.
Mickey Demetriou was inches way from making it 3-2, while Luke Gambin's effort on the counter was charged down.
Cornick blasted wide from a decent position, while Hylton drove into the side-netting and Olly Lee slammed over, but Luton withstood an aerial bombardment to make it five games unbeaten.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Notts County 18 +14 37
2 Luton Town 18 +26 35
3 Accrington Stanley 18 +11 34
4 Exeter City 18 +6 33
5 Swindon Town 18 +7 32
6 Wycombe Wanderers 18 +9 30
7 Coventry City 18 +9 30
8 Mansfield Town 18 +3 28
9 Newport County 18 +5 27
10 Lincoln City 18 +4 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +4 26
12 Colchester United 18 +3 26
13 Stevenage 18 -4 25
14 Cambridge United 18 -7 25
15 Grimsby Town 18 -5 23
16 Cheltenham Town 18 -2 22
17 Yeovil Town 18 -10 19
18 Forest Green Rovers 18 -15 19
19 Port Vale 18 -6 18
20 Morecambe 18 -9 18
21 Crawley Town 18 -8 17
22 Crewe Alexandra 18 -13 17
23 Barnet 18 -7 14
24 Chesterfield 18 -15 13

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